A rare Beatles record, which has been called the “Holy Grail” of collectors’ items, has sold at an auction for $110,00 (Rs 73.56 lakh).
The 10-inch vinyl from 1962 was the first Beatles disc to be cut before the band gained national stardom, according to the BBC. It features Hello Little Girl, the first song John Lennon ever wrote—“Hello Little Girl” ever wrote, and Till There Was You was sold by Omega Auctions to an anonymous British collector on Tuesday, March 22, CNN reports.
An anonymous British collector bought it for $110,000 on Tuesday, Omega Auctions said it was “nicely surprised” by the price paid by a Manchester man for the item.
The record had been languishing in a loft for five decades before it was rediscovered recently, and then put up for sale at an auction held at Warrington, which is near the Beatles’ hometown of Liverpool,
The Beatles had recorded this song, along with 14 others, on New Year’s Day, 1962, at Decca Records in London. The record had reportedly been hidden away, wrapped in paper, for more than 50 years before it was discovered. It was found in the attic of Les Maguire, a keyboard player with British band Gerry and the Pacemakers, reported CNN.